Moule Day 2021: update

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Moule Day 2021: update

March 2021

The planned date for this year's Moule Day event was June 9th, which following the government's recent 'roadmap' now falls before the national lockdown restrictions are fully lifted. In light of the latest Covid-19 guidance, we have with deep regret concluded that we will not be able to offer tickets to alumni and supporters for the event this year.

We do however plan to go ahead with the much-anticipated C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture by Ben Lindsay, founder of Power The Fight. Ben’s talk on the critical topic of race, justice and the church was set to be the central focus of the event, and the lecture will instead be recorded and made available to watch on our YouTube channel.

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We're very disappointed that Covid has impacted our Moule day plans again, as was also the case last year, and it is our sincere hope that we will all be able to come together again to celebrate Moule Day in 2022. Do look out for details of the event coming soon, on our website and social media.

We Need to Talk About Race, Justice and the Church

The 2021 C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture will now be delivered online by Ben Lindsay, an activist, facilitator, pastor and author of We Need To Talk About Race – Understanding the Black Experience in White Majority Churches.

Named as one of London’s most influential people for 2018 in The Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list, Ben Lindsay is founder of Power The Fight, a charity launched in 2019 to train and empower communities to end youth violence.

His lecture, entitled “We Need to Talk About Race, Justice and the Church”, will be made available for all on Ridley's YouTube channel.

The Revd Dr Michael Volland, the college Principal, said, “Ridley Hall is committed to following in the way of justice and peace modelled by Jesus Christ. The community – staff, students and alumni – long to be part of positive change in the area of racial justice, and we recognise our need to listen, reflect, learn and take action together. That action must be wise and informed. It is into this desire to be part of kingdom-shaped change that Ben Lindsay will speak. We are delighted to have Ben deliver our 2021 Moule Lecture and look forward to listening to and acting on what he shares with us.”

"The community long to be part of positive change in the area of racial justice ... It is into this desire to be part of kingdom-shaped change that Ben Lindsay will speak." Michael Volland, Principal of Ridley